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    Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    The previous owners of my house didn't leave me a key for the pool gate (or the front door, or the side door for that matter) I contacted magnalatch and they sent me replacements, but they don't work my lock. Does anyone know if its possible to get it rekeyed, or should I just replace it?
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    I had one on my previous pool and have two of them on my current pool, and I have never, ever locked one. I just have them for the safety of little ones who shouldn't have access to the pool.

    I suppose since it's pretty easy to pull one off, you could take it to a locksmith and ask. If you have to be able to lock it, your only other options are a separate lock or replace it. They cost about $60 online.
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    I'm mostly trying to cover myself by having the gate locked. I don't have any kids, but I do live in a densely populated area and i worry a little bit about teenagers paying a visit while I'm sleeping or not at home. I think I'll call my locksmith and see what he can do for me.
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    Further investigation shows that there are two different versions and keys for Magnalatch. Here is a link to the older type, assuming they already sent you the newer type.

    Magna-Latch Duplicate Key- Old Style
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    Awesome... thanks
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    I got my new keys and after a little lock lube everything is working great.
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    Re: Magnalatch rekey or replace?

    Great to see a pool related problem solved for less tha $2.00. Not often that happens.
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